Fine and Country

Tel: 01743 296 116


4 Barker St

Mill Lane, Hanwood, Shrewsbury

Guide Price £850,000 Sold

4 Bedroom House

  • A Stunning Period Property
  • A modern Twist
  • Wonderful Open Plan Kitchen Area
  • Semi Rural
  • Completely Renovated
  • Just Over A Acre Plot
  • Outbuildings
  • Finished To A High Standard
  • Lovley Views
  • Viewings Highly Recommended

Cobden House is sat on the edge of the semi-rural village of Hanwood just ten minutes from Shrewsbury. This charming, elegant, Victorian property is something quite special, tucked away at the end of a private lane, Cobden is one half of a stunning manor house, and use to lend itself to the servants quarters, the property dates to the 1800s and has been extended over the years accumulating to just under 3,000 sq. Ft. Although the property is attached, it doesn’t feel that way in the slightest, being private and secluded.

The current owners purchased the property eight years ago and have lovingly undertaken extensive renovations to produce one very impressive home. Cobden House sits on an acre plot and oozes character and style in abundance. This delightful property comprises of entrance hall, impressive open plan dining room, kitchen and orangery/family room, large formal sitting room, utility, cloakroom and home office/snug the whole of the downstairs area has underfloor heating, wooden flooring and doors, large sash windows allowing light to pour in and a wonderful sense of space. Upstairs consists of four good size bedrooms the master with ensuite and a family bathroom, once again with stunning sash windows, high ceilings, deep skirtings and coving. The property also comes with several outbuildings, a large barn, ripe for conversion and the old stables which can be used as a garage and for storage. The property is surrounded by farmland to the rear making for some delightful views, and to top it all off the garden is south facing. Cobden House is a real find and viewings are highly recommended.


The property is approached via electric double wooden gates and onto a shingled driveway with parking for at least six cars. A wooden porch leads into a long elegant HALLWAY with solid oak flooring flowing throughout and pretty sash windows.


3.91 x3.9 (12'9" x12'9")This space is a real delight, wrapped around by sash windows allowing light to pour in, giving a light, bright and airy feel. Once again, with solid oak flooring and deep skirtings, this room oozes style. Flowing down two wooden steps into the delightful


4.51 x 3.91 (14'9" x 12'9")A country cottage style room with an elegant twist, wooden cream base and wall units with deep solid oak surfaces and an island to match. large fridge and pull-out pantry, dishwasher, wine storage, microwave oven and space for a double Range oven with gas hob. There is lots of storage and seating at the island and an integrated Belfast sink and drainer with triple light fittings above. This beautiful area then flows into the attractive


5.20 x 3.85 (17'0" x 12'7")The current owners added this wonderful space to the property, once again with solid oak flooring and windows that wrap-a-round the room in a U shape, there are also three skylights in the ceiling, this room is beautifully light and bright, bi-fold doors open onto the stunning south facing garden. The current owners have sofas and a TV in here, a great place to sit and chat to whoever’s cooking in the kitchen.

These three rooms flow beautifully together and make a perfect family/entertaining space.


7.49 x 5.21 (24'6" x 17'1")This is an incredibly generous space, with elegance and style in abundance, from the deep skirtings and stunning coving to the beautiful open fireplace with stone surround and French doors opening on the south-facing garden.


4.88 x 3.55 (16'0" x 11'7")Another delightful room, with a pretty sky lantern. The current owners use this space as a home office with fitted floor to ceiling book units and desk.


Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, the boiler is also in this room, storage and a sink, sash window overlooks the driveway.


High ceiling, wooden flooring, low flush WC and hand basin set into vanity unit.

A staircase leads to the pretty LANDING area with high arched ceilings and a long rectangular window allowing light to pour in.


5.50 x 3.91 (18'0" x 12'9")A lovely room with triple aspect windows, fitted wardrobes and a warm, elegant feel. ENSUITE tiled floor to ceiling, large double walk-in shower with rainfall fitting and wall attachment, low flush WC, heated towel rail, and hand basin set into vanity unit.


4.40 x 4.05 (14'5" x 13'3")An attractive room, high ceiling, sash window overlooking the south-facing garden and views, fitted wardrobes, deep skirtings and coving, delightful.


4.86 x 3.48 (15'11" x 11'5")Another excellent size room, double sash windows over-looking the rear gardens and fitted wardrobes.


4.80 x 2.90 (15'8" x 9'6")This is the smallest of the four, but still, a great double, a warm/cosy feel large sash overlooking side gardens.


A fabulous size room and finished to a good standard, fitted bath, walk-in double shower with rainfall attachment, hand basin built into vanity unit, heated towel rail and sizeable frosted sash window overlooking the side of the property.


Cobden House sits in about an acre plot, there is a long shingled driveway with parking for many cars, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with well-established trees, shrubs and hedging, there is a delightful slate tiled patio area running along the rear of the property, a perfect spot for alfresco dining, and soaking up that south-facing sun. There are several different sections to the garden with the farthest backing onto the Rea Brook. The garden is mainly surrounded by farmland, making for a real haven. There are several outbuildings, firstly consisting of a large barn, lending itself to multiple uses and something you can put your stamp on. There is also the old stable block, which is currently used for storage, and cars.

In essence, Cobden is a fabulous find a stunning period property with a delightfully modern twist, making the perfect family home.

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“We had been looking at properties for a while before we found our perfect home and when we saw Cobden House, we just knew we had to have it. We loved the large garden and the location as it feels like we’re in the middle of the countryside, yet we’re only a short drive away from everything we need. We were also excited by the potential to develop Cobden House into a home that would be just right for us,” recall the current owners.

“The most significant changes have taken place downstairs with the addition of what we call the orangery/family and kitchen area. Bifold doors lead to the garden which brings the outdoors inside, regardless of the weather, and it does provide a real ‘feelgood’ factor. It’s a very sociable space that is perfect for watching tv, doing homework, eating, cooking and entertaining.”
“The location is perfect. The road and rail links are great, which was ideal when my husband commuted to London and it’s just a short drive into the centre of Shrewsbury which has all of the amenities we require. It’s not your typical high street as it’s full of independent stores, coffee shops and restaurants, as well as interesting little alleyways leading to all kinds of quirky shops. The market hall is fabulous, and is a great place to shop for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.”

“The gardens and grounds are very versatile with a formal area and lovely lawn outside of the orangery and a more informal area to the side where my son played football, cricket and rugby with his friends. It’s a great space for children to grow up and explore nature. We see all kinds of wildlife, including frogs in the pond, squirrels and a huge variety of birds, so there’s always something of interest to look at. We also enjoy hopping over the style at the bottom of the garden to the public footpath that leads through the fields, past the carpet of wild garlic and bluebells and on to the welcoming pub for a drink.”

“Living here in Cobden House has given us the best of both worlds as we can relax in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, yet everything we need is easily accessible,” conclude the current owners.

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